The Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to welcome the latest batches of 39 flight hostesses to the Ethiopian family on Thursday, October 27, 2011. At a graduation ceremony held at the airline’s headquarters, the Chief Finance Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Kasim Geresu gave out diplomas and cabin crew wings to the graduates and achievement awards to top performing ones. The trainees have passed through extensive classroom and on the job training on in-flight service delivery, customer awareness, grooming and emergency procedures which enable them offer the best Ethiopian hospitality, ensure customers' comfort and safety. Mr. Kasim Geresu, Chief Finance Officer of Ethiopian Airlines with the graduatest The recruitment and training process of cabin crew has now come to be a continuous and year round program as the airline grows faster and expands its route network worldwide. About Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of new flight services to Seychelles the coming winter, Ethiopian will provide dependable services to 64 international destinations spanning four continents. Recently, Ethiopian received the 2011 "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR" Award for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and the 2009 "Airline of the Year" award from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). In August 2008, Ethiopian won "the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award" of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry. Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.